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SSA Bronze Badge Study Guide Q261-280
261) What will be the effect of a steel object being placed close to an aircraft compass?
a) The compass will seem sluggish.
b) The compass variation will be effected.
c) The compass deviation will be effected.
262) What is the purpose of a compass card in a glider?
a) To take into account the errors present after the compass has been swung.
b) To act as a reminder of bearings versus cardinal headings.
c) To act as a reminder of task leg directions when flying cross-country.
263) Which statement best defines hypoxia?
a) A state of oxygen deficiency in the body.
b) An abnormal increase in the volume of air breathed.
c) A condition of gas bubble formation around the joints or muscles.
264) What will happen to the eyes when a pilot is operating at altitude or above cloud with an empty field of view?
a) They will tend to focus at infinity.
b) They will naturally focus at the ideal point to detect other aircraft.
c) They will tend to focus at a point 10 to 30 feet away.
265) You are suffering from a common cold. What is the most likely event while flying?
a) The reduced pressure whilst flying will ease any discomfort caused by the infection.
b) Changes in pressure are likely to cause discomfort.
c) You may feel a little dizzy but may ignore the symptoms and continue to fly.
266) What happens to the amount of oxygen that diffuses across the lung membranes when at high altitudes?
a) It increases.
b) It reduces due to temperature reductions.
c) It reduces due to pressure reductions.
267) What happens to the percentage content of oxygen in the air as altitude increases?
a) It decreases due to decrease in temperature.
b) It remains the same.
c) It decreases due to decrease in pressure.
268) Insufficient oxygen may cause subtle, but significant changes, in a pilot. What is this known as?
269) How would you check your chosen field for slope?
a) Look for a lack of crop.
b) Check the map for contours.
c) Fly around the field checking visually for slope.
270) Why is it important to be able to judge height without reference to an altimeter when flying a landing circuit?
a) Altimeter errors and pressure changes can render the altimeter inaccurate and unreliable.
b) So as to be able to land safely, should the altimeter fail.
c) It is a requirement for the Bronze C flying check.
271) A parachute carried in an aircraft must:
a) Be a "chair" type for persons weighing less than 100 pounds.
b) Be approved by the US Military.
c) Be packed by a rated parachute rigger within 180 days.
272) Which of the following regarding gliders requires immediate notification?
a) Flight control failure or malfunction.
b) In-flight failure of electrical system.
c) Collapsed landing gear on landing.
273) Gliders frequently use the 123.3 radio frequency as provided by:
b) SSA Agreement with Federal Communications Commission.
c) AIM / FCC
274) When approaching Class D airspace, you should first contact the tower:
a) 5 Miles out.
b) 10 miles out.
c) Prior to entering.
275) The phonetic Alphabet for the letter "G" is:
276) An apple core can be thrown from a glider:
a) Only in Class G airspace.
b) As long as it does not create a hazard for persons or property.
c) Only over water or heavily wooded areas.
277) The maximum speed for aircraft above 10,000 feet MSL is:
a) 200 Kts.
b) 400 Kts.
c) No limit.
278) The most reliable source for a TFR (Temporary Flight Restrictions) is:
a) FAA Flight Service Station, FAA web site, DUATs.
b) Newspapers or television news.
c) Fixed Base Operator (FBO).
279) Regarding aerobatic flight, which of the following is true?
a) Must be above 1,500 feet AGL.
b) Legal within Class E airspace if visibility is more than 3 statute miles.
c) Legal within Federal Airways outside of designated airport airspace.
280) FAA advisory circulars (some free, others at cost) are available to all pilots and are obtained by:
a) Distribution from the nearest FAA district office.
b) Ordering those desired from the Government Printing Office.
c) Subscribing to the Federal Register.
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